DEAN CARLSON & MIKE ELKINS
ONE GAME, ZERO STARTS
I decided to include these two on the same slide because there’s very little information about either of them. Dean Carlson was drafted by the Chiefs in the seventh round (179th overall) in the 1972 NFL Draft while Mike Elkins was a second round pick (32nd overall) in 1989.
Elkins was a round two pick, meaning the Chiefs likely saw him being their answer at the position after taking him. Instead, Elkins appeared in only one game, throwing two passes and completing one for five yards. The other pass was intercepted. He never appeared in another game.
As for Carlson, he was a seventh round selection so there wasn’t a good chance of him becoming anything in the NFL. He had a better debut than Elkins, completing seven passes out of 15 attempts for 116 yards in his lone appearance in the NFL.
Despite one being a second round pick and another being a round seven selection, both only made those lone appearances in their NFL career. Neither became the Chiefs future at the quarterback position.